WHY WORK FOR GOWRIE VICTORIA?

Gowrie Victoria is a not-for-profit organisation, established in 1939, committed to our purpose to champion good early childhood education and care – because when children learn, we all grow.   We are specialists in early childhood education and care and our service offerings include:

  • Children’s programs located at Carlton North, Docklands, Broadmeadows, Yarraville and Carlton. We currently provide education and care for over 800 children and their families
  • Registered Training Organisation (RTO 3900) that delivers nationally recognised qualifications in early childhood education and care
  • Professional development, including short courses and tailor-made training. In the past 20 years thousands of adult learners have received a nationally recognised qualification and the majority of children’s services in Victoria have participated in our professional development and support programs

For over eighty years Gowrie Victoria has grown. We currently employ over 250 people and we’re always looking for like-minded people to join our team.

What we Offer

Gowrie Victoria prides itself on our unique and engaging working environment.

  • We recognise and value the importance of creating a supportive environment and strong, healthy relationships.
  • Our employee engagement levels are in the top 10% for care-based organisations, and 80% of our employee’s rate Gowrie Victoria as a truly great place to work.
  • Targeted, holistic professional development, organisational conferences and social events.
  • An innovative staffing structure which allows teams’ flexible time off the floor for planning, regular outings and the opportunity to participate in communities of practice and other development programs.
  • We actively work with universities and other partners to further research and continuously improve practice for ourselves and the sector.
  • Market competitive remuneration, 15 days personal leave and regular RDOs (RDOs apply to certain fulltime roles only)

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CURRENT VACANCIES

Room Leader, Full Time ongoing, Carlton

Our newest service Carlton Learning Precinct, co-located with Carlton Primary School, is seeking an experienced room leader to join the team.

The Role

The Room Leader will lead and coach a team of educators in providing quality ECEC in line with the NQF and approved frameworks. The successful candidate will:

  • Drive practice that is aligned to Gowrie’s purpose and values.
  • Develop and implement an educational program responsive to the interests, strengths and learning needs of children.
  • Develop pedagogical documentation that demonstrates intentional teaching and children’s learning. This documentation will support practice, communication and meet the requirements of the NQF.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with children, families, colleagues and the broader community.
  • Coach and mentor colleagues to achieve shared goals.
  • Participate in and share professional learning.

Selection Criteria

(you must address the selection criteria in a brief cover letter)

The successful candidate will hold a Diploma qualification (minimum) in ECEC (or equivalent) and have:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a leadership role.
  • Experience in leading a 0-3 age group room (desirable)
  • An ability to articulate the role of Early Childhood Educator and what theories underpin their practice.
  • Demonstrated competency to lead and coach a team of educators and a willingness to engage in deep professional learning to further develop leadership skills.

How to Apply

Does this sound like you? Please send a succinct resume and one page cover letter to recruitment@gowrievictoria.org.au

Early Childhood Educator - Traineeships (full time)

We are currently recruiting for several Early Childhood Educator – Trainees (Diploma and Certificate III) with classes to commence on Thursday 3 December 2020. Our full-time trainees spend 32 hours per week (8 hours x 4 days) in on-the-job learning and 6 hours per week in class.

Reporting to the Room Leader, you will learn to contribute to the implementation of a high-quality early learning program and role model professional practice reflective of Gowrie Victoria’s purpose, philosophy and values. Furthermore, you will learn how to:

  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with children, families, colleagues and the broader community.
  • Contribute to documentation that demonstrates intentional teaching and reflects children’s curiosity and learning.
  • Actively participate in, share and embed professional learning in the pursuit of higher standards

No prior experience in early childhood education and care is required – a great organisational fit is most important to us!

For more information and to apply please click here.

Early Childhood Educator, Yarraville, part time positions available in our kinder program

We are currently recruiting for multiple part time positions at our Yarraville service; this is a 158-place service operating nine rooms (6 weeks to 5 years) including an integrated funded kinder program. Our part time positions are in the kinder program and made up as follows:

> 15 hours over 2 days (Cert III or Diploma)

> 24 hours over 3 days (Diploma)

> 32 hours over 4 days or 30 hours over 5 days (Cert III or Diploma)

Reporting to the Room Leader, you will contribute in the implementation of a high-quality early learning program by demonstrating initiative, completing tasks with minimal supervision and role modelling professional practice reflective of Gowrie Victoria’s purpose, philosophy and values. Furthermore, you will:

  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with children, families, colleagues and the broader community.
  • Produce documentation that demonstrates intentional teaching and children’s learning.
  • Actively participate in, share and embed professional learning in the pursuit of higher standards.

For more information and to apply please click here.

Early Childhood Educator, Yarraville, full time positions available

We are currently recruiting for multiple full time positions at our Yarraville service; this is a 158-place service operating nine rooms (6 weeks to 5 years) including an integrated funded kinder program.

Reporting to the Room Leader, you will contribute in the implementation of a high-quality early learning program by demonstrating initiative, completing tasks with minimal supervision and role modelling professional practice reflective of Gowrie Victoria’s purpose, philosophy and values. Furthermore, you will:

  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with children, families, colleagues and the broader community.
  • Produce documentation that demonstrates intentional teaching and children’s learning.
  • Actively participate in, share and embed professional learning in the pursuit of higher standards.

For more information and to apply please click here.

Pedagogical Leader, full time

We are currently recruiting for a full time Pedagogical Leader.

Reporting to the Executive Manager, Early Learning you will champion good early childhood education and care by leading the pedagogy across our early learning centres and putting contemporary theory into practice.

You will work closely with our Early Learning Managers and Educational Leaders as you drive the organisation’s pedagogical priorities to continually improve educational practice and outcomes for children. In addition, you will:

  • Lead and oversee the articulation of pedagogical practices across our early learning programs and work closely with our Adult Learning team to support sharing this more widely;
  • Ensure our programs are aligned to the National Quality Framework;
  • Provide input into technical aspects of tenders in relation to ECEC pedagogy and practice;
  • Contribute to the development and monitoring of a quality framework for our Adult Learning department;
  • Lead the development of articles and presentations for professional publications and conferences and represent Gowrie Victoria in sector networks and advisory groups.

For more information and to apply please click here.